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The Jefferson Headache Manual is a practical guide for the practitioner seeking assistance in diagnosing and treating headache patients. Written by the experts at one of the foremost headache centers in the United States, the Manual provides a systematic approach to identifying and managing all types of headaches. Migraine, chronic daily and tension headache, cluster headache, post-lumbar puncture and high and low pressure headaches, medication overuse, and unusual primary headaches are all covered. In addition, this handy reference includes chapters on post-traumatic headache, associated comorbid disorders, headache in the emergency department, and regional considerations in the neck, nose and sinuses, and contains up-to-date information on the latest prescription drug treatments, infusion and inpatient therapies, botulinum toxin, and behavioral management. Based upon the Jefferson philosophy and unique experience of the authors, this comprehensive yet concise manual will appeal to anyone who strives to practice state of the art headache medicine.
Features of the Jefferson Headache Manual includePractical, problem-oriented approach to diagnosis and management Expert advice and recommendations Packed with useful graphics, tables, and illustrations Differential diagnoses lists, clinical criteria boxes, and "Red Flags" help practitioners make informed decisions quickly Covers pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments ;1. Classification of Headache: How and Why; Primary versus Secondary Headache;2. Epidemiology of Migraine; 3. Diagnosis and Testing of Primary and Secondary Headache; 4. Pathophysiology of Migraine and How to Explain it to your Patients; 5. Migraine: Treating the Attack; 6. Migraine: Preventing Attacks; 7. Hormones and Headaches; 8. Chronic Daily Headache: Chronic Migraine and Others: Diagnosis and Treatment; 9. Medication Overuse: Diagnosis and Treatment; 10. Comorbid Disorders Associated with Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache; 11. Behavioral Treatment of Migraine and Chronic Daily Headache; 12. Headache in the Emergency Department; 13. Infusion and Inpatient Treatment; 14. Cluster Headache; 15. Unusual Primary Headaches; Posttraumatic Headache; 17. Postlumbar Puncture Headaches, High and Low Pressure Headaches;18. Headaches and the Neck; 19. Headaches and the Nose and Sinuses: A practical Approach;4 Stars! "Headache disorders are so common that this book is essential for all medical professionals. Recent references, tables, algorithms, and a handy index to target quick searches, all make this a great resource. This concise, easy-to-read book covers a plethora of headache diagnoses, their epidemiology, and treatment strategies. What makes it unique is it reviews headache treatment in various settings, including outpatient or inpatient either in the emergency room or an infusion center. It also touches base with other anatomically related structures that can cause headache, such as the neck, nose and sinuses."-Doody's Reviews